Jefferson Fellowship Alumna Reports on China’s Fight Against Acid Rain

Christina Larson (Photo credit: Yale Envifronment 360)

Christina Larson participated in the Jefferson Fellowship Program in 2007 and is a is a journalist focusing on international environmental issues, based in Beijing and Washington, D.C.  Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, and Foreign Policy, where she is a contributing editor.

On October 28, 2010 she published a report on Yale Environment 360, a publication from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

In this report she points that there are indications of a growing movement to establish a culture of pollution monitoring and control in China. Christina includes in the article important insights from Zhang Zhongxiang, an adjunct professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking University and a Fellow at the East-West Center.


Journalists were on way to the epicenter

Journalists like to get up close to any big story, but this one was closer than most.

A group of a dozen East West Center Jefferson Fellowship journalists are in China this week where their plans were to visit the “other China,” developing regions in the west beyond the coastal “boomtowns.” Their itinerary included planned stops in Chongqing and the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu, precisely where Monday’s devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck. Continue reading